Climate Justice (News)
That way the City can green San Francisco, create local jobs and business opportunities—and eventually reduce to zero the utility bills of low-income folks.
McGoldrick’s moment of clarity came in face of increasing pressure from local solar businesses and work creation programs to support Mayor Gavin Newsom’s recently announced Solar Energy Incentive Program.
Proposal would charge extra $1 for vehicle registration
California's housing meltdown is wreaking economic and personal havoc, but it won't last forever.
The state's ever-growing population will soak up the now-vacant housing units in a year or two, and home building will resume, driven by the inexorable demand. Generally speaking, California needs about 200,000 units of new housing – single-family homes, apartments, condos or mobile homes – each year.
Californians support the idea of charging "green" vehicle fees that would make drivers of gas guzzlers pay higher taxes and offer discounts for those driving less-polluting vehicles, according to a survey by a transportation researcher at San Jose State University.
The bridge board voted 10-8 to approve a carefully phrased "congestion pricing" plan that is primarily designed to preserve a $158 million federal transportation grant for the Bay Area.
Council approves pilot for on-demand service
A new "congestion" toll was approved Friday by Golden Gate Bridge officials, but the money it generates won't be used to rebuild Doyle Drive.
The amount of the new commuter toll - which is in addition to plans for an overall toll increase - will remain in limbo pending more discussion.
One Marin activist said the plan amounted to Marin commuters being told to "bend over."
The city of Richmond could decide as early as March 20 whether to grant permission to Chevron Corp. to begin a huge and contentious upgrade of its refinery that the company says will improve the refinery's reliability and bring 1,200 new construction jobs to town.